Researchers have developed a way to use aerial images to show how barrier islands change over time and how natural processes that reshape islands and destroy infrastructure like N.C. 12 can also help coastal wildlife thrive.
Forecasters said Friday that a window of more conducive conditions is likely to open this weekend, making heightened winds and heavy rains, particularly along the coast, more likely.
The fourth Atlantic hurricane of the season this month 108 years ago resulted in a handful of ships lost or aground along the Outer Banks, including one daring rescue that led to allegations of piracy.
An onlooker holds on to his hat as waves crash into the pilings of the Oceanana Fishing Pier in Atlantic Beach Thursday as Tropical Storm Elsa moves through Carteret County. The storm brought to the state heavy rainfall and maximum sustained winds of near 45 mph as it accelerated toward the northeast. Photo: Dylan Ray
Drought conditions and flooding are possible in North Carolina at the same time, but this apparent paradox isn’t as absurd as it may seem.
Crews from the state Department of Transportation and a North Carolina contract company completed cleanup from a tornado that hit Brunswick County in mid-February.
A statewide tornado drill is planned for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which begins Sunday and ends March 13.
The National Weather Service said the tornado that struck southwestern Brunswick County late Monday caused three fatalities and reached wind speeds of up to 160 mph.
Brunswick County confirmed three fatalities and 10 injuries associated with a potential tornado Tuesday morning in the Ocean Isle Beach area, the south end of the county.